Refined Motion

Assembly line automation

HVFIR Project: Torque and Ohm Resistance Validator

  • Built Angular / Node-Red interface to tell direct operator to each fastener, in their proper order, & indicate when in-position to trigger the tool, and whether results were a pass or fail
  • Wrote strict data validation on torque and resistance values in order to allow operator to proceed or readjust fastener.
  • Wrote MySQL queries to get required settings for each step of the assembly process
  • Wrote MySQL queries to record results of each attempt to fasten

Assembly line job builder and progress monitoring

  • Built offline-first interface to configure assembly-line jobs and control tools & machinery over WebSockets and LocalStorage
  • Deployed Node-Red backend on Raspberry PI connected to station Windows computer
  • Built client-side performance tracker averaging the time to assemble one project in a job
  • Created custom node-red modules for smoother synchronization with Fanuc robots
  • Wrote Station Service request tool to allow operators to order more parts or tool servicing
  • This project expanded on the HVFIR project above by allowing management to configure and validate jobs manually without needing the MySQL database

Started: 2017-12-01

Launched/Lasted:: 2018-04-01

Live: https://www.flexibleassembly.com/brands/refined-motion-engineering

Tools: Node-Red, Node.js, JavaScript, HTML5, ReactJS, Express.js, Bootstrap, WebSockets

Team: E.A.Taylor: Front-End, Back-End. Aaron Silverberg: Vice President. Saiman Shetty: Project Management

Companies: Tesla Motors, Flexible Assembly Systems, Refined Motion Engineering

Industries: technology, robotics, manufacturing